AMD’s Semi-Custom Didn’t Do Well But They Can Console Themselves With Other Profits
Not Too Shabby A Comeback
AMD has had the best quarter since 2005, back in the days of Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs under Hector Ruiz. Thanks to the popularity of Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 in gaming systems and EPYC in the server room, AMD made $1.8bn in total revenue and $120m in actual profit. This is a rather nice jump from last quarter and an impressive leap from this time last year. This could have been even higher, except for poor sales on consoles, all of which currently contain custom AMD silicon.
The good news could continue, with the upcoming arrival of the third coming of Threadripper and the release of Ryzen 9 3950X continuing to drive sales. We will have to wait a bit until the new generations of consoles arrive on market for that to also increase AMD’s profitability.
AMD pulled in revenue of $1.8bn, of which $120m was profit, which is a heck of a lot more than the $35m the company reported a year ago; the last time AMD made this kind of moolah was back in 2005 when it had its Athlon 64 CPUs.